“It Took Three Days to Sink in!”: Penticton Resident Wins Surreal $100K Lotto 6/49 Prize

January 31, 2024


Steven Wilson was days-ed (dazed) and confused over the news of his prize from the December 23, 2023 Lotto 6/49 draw until the reality finally hit days later that he was $100,000 richer. 

“Once I found out I won it took three days to sink in,” he said. 

Wilson was at a 7-Eleven when he remembered to check his ticket, nearly a month after purchasing it. 

“Holy moly no way,” he exclaimed upon finding out he won. “I didn’t have my glasses on when I scanned the ticket. I just saw a lot of zeroes and had to have the clerk check for me.” 

Once the news sunk in, Wilson shared the news with his partner and kids, both of whom were “very excited” for him.

The Penticton resident has a few exciting plans for his prize, including expanding his real estate portfolio, taking a “nice long vacation” to Italy and will also gift a part of his windfall to his kids. 

Wilson purchased the ticket from Walmart on Green Avenue West in Penticton.